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The Freestate Happy Wanderers Walking Club is one of about 300 U.S. volkssport clubs in the American Volkssport Association (AVA) and the International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV).

We invite all those interested in fun, fitness and friendship to join us at our events and our monthly meetings. Check out each link on the left for full details of what we offer.

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS: Construction at the Wheaton YRE is expected to be completed in June, 2015.  However, the Start/Finish is open for business!  Don't let a little construction dust deter you from enjoying this outstanding walk (voted one of the top 10 in the U.S.).

Our Next Scheduled Event: Saturday, June 6th, Millersville, Maryland

  • National Trails Day at Kinder Farm Park Walk Brochure --- Click here for Photos
  • This new walk was designed especially for National Trails Day, distinct from our club's Year Round Event also available at this park. The mission of Kinder Farm Park is to preserve an important Maryland farm as it once looked in the 1930's, with additional modern amenities such as paved walker/bike paths, picnic pavillions, a large playground, and other recreation facilities.  The farm includes the restored Kinder family farmhouse (circa 1926) and livestock: chickens, cows, pigs, goats, sheep, turkeys, geese, and ducks.  The farm has been here since 1898, and was once one of the largest cattle operations in Maryland.  As a walker, you will pay no park entry fee (normally $3) and enjoy free parking.  Take your choice of a 5K or 10K walk, and if that's not enough, you can also walk our 5K or 10K Year-Round Event.  The walk box for the YREs will be available at today's Start/Finish point.  The Freestate Happy Wanderers will also have its annual club picnic starting at 4 p.m.

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